Astrophysics (index)

Continuum Emission

(continuous spectrum such as black body radiation or bremsstrahlung)

A Continuum Emission is an Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation producing a range of Wavelengths rather than a Spectral Line, i.e., a Continuous Spectrum. Types:

Two-Photon Emission is relaxation of Atomic Excitation producing two photons instead of one. It happens when quantum rules forbid the normal single-photon emission and when frequent collisions are not inducing the relaxation, specifically in low-density ionized gas.


Referenced by:
Black-Body Radiation
Curvature Radiation
Star Formation Rate (SFR)
Synchrotron Radiation